Critical security alert: If you haven’t patched old Fortinet VPN vulnerability, assume your network is compromised

Cyber criminals and nation-state cyber-espionage operations are actively scanning for unpatched vulnerabilities in Fortinet VPNs; organisations that use Fortigate firewalls on their network, and have yet to apply a critical security update released almost two years ago, should assume they’ve Read More …

New Cring ransomware hits unpatched Fortinet VPN devices

A vulnerability impacting Fortinet VPNs is being exploited by a new human-operated ransomware strain known as Cring to breach and encrypt industrial sector companies’ networks. Cring ransomware (also known as Crypt3r, Vjiszy1lo, Ghost, Phantom) was discovered by Amigo_A in January Read More …

FBI: APTs Actively Exploiting Fortinet VPN Security Holes

The FBI and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency are warning that advanced persistent threat (APT) nation-state actors are actively exploiting known security vulnerabilities in the Fortinet FortiOS cybersecurity operating system, affecting the company’s SSL VPN products. According to an Read More …

Fortinet fixes critical vulnerabilities in SSL VPN and web firewall

Fortinet has fixed multiple severe vulnerabilities impacting its products. The vulnerabilities range from Remote Code Execution (RCE) to SQL Injection, to Denial of Service (DoS) and impact the FortiProxy SSL VPN and FortiWeb Web Application Firewall (WAF) products. Multiple advisories Read More …

SonicWall firewall maker hacked using zero-day in its VPN device

Security hardware manufacturer SonicWall has issued an urgent security notice about threat actors exploiting a zero-day vulnerability in their VPN products to perform attacks on their internal systems. SonicWall is a well-known manufacturer of hardware firewall devices, VPN gateways, and Read More …

Apple removes feature that allowed its apps to bypass macOS firewalls and VPNs

Apple has removed a controversial feature from the macOS operating system that allowed 53 of Apple’s own apps to bypass third-party firewalls, security tools, and VPN apps installed by users for their protection. Known as the ContentFilterExclusionList, the list was Read More …

Backdoor account discovered in more than 100,000 Zyxel firewalls, VPN gateways

More than 100,000 Zyxel firewalls, VPN gateways, and access point controllers contain a hardcoded admin-level backdoor account that can grant attackers root access to devices via either the SSH interface or the web administration panel. The backdoor account, discovered by Read More …